Weathering of carbonate materials in ancient Maya constructions (Río Bec and Dzibanché): Limestone and stucco deterioration patterns

@inproceedings{Straulino2013WeatheringOC,
  title={Weathering of carbonate materials in ancient Maya constructions (R{\'i}o Bec and Dzibanch{\'e}): Limestone and stucco deterioration patterns},
  author={Luisa Straulino and Sergey Sedov and Dominique Michelet and Sandra Balanzario},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract Carbonate materials – limestone and lime stuccos – were widely used in ancient Maya construction. Deterioration of these materials presents a major problem for the conservation of Maya architectural heritage. However, the mechanisms of deterioration and their interaction with the diverse inner structures of these materials are still insufficiently understood. We performed micromorphological and mineralogical research of the limestone alteration in the buildings of Rio Bec and stuccos… CONTINUE READING